/preuh kawp"yeuhfsk/; Russ. /prddu kaw"pyifsk/, n.
a city in the S central Russian Federation in Asia, NW of Novokuznetsk. 278,000.

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also spelled  Prokopjevsk, or Prokopevsk,  

      city, Kemerovo oblast (province), central Russia, on the Aba River. A small village of 18th-century origin, it expanded rapidly in the 1920s to become the largest coal-mining centre of the Kuznetsk Basin, although it is gradually declining. There is a large coal-enriching plant, and coal miners' lamps are made at Prokopyevsk, which is the site of a coal-research institute. Other industries produce flour and machinery for mills and grain elevators. Pop. (1991 est.) 273,100.

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